Global Power Project: The Group of Thirty and Its Methods of Financial Governance by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall Writer, Dandelion Salad andrewgavinmarshall.com Originally published on Occupy.com December 8, 2013 In the first part of this exposé, I examined the origins and recent history of the Group of Thirty as a highly influential institution in the arena of global financial governance, bringing together top central bankers, financiers, policymakers and academics in the […]

Global Power Project: The Group of Thirty and the “Good Discussion” They’re Still Having by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall Writer, Dandelion Salad andrewgavinmarshall.com Originally published on Occupy.com December 5, 2013 The Group of Thirty (or G-30) describes itself as “a private, nonprofit, international body composed of very senior representatives of the private and public sectors and academia,” which “aims to deepen understanding of international economic and financial issues, to explore the international […]

Global Power Project: Central Bankers and the Institute of International Finance, Part 3 by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall Writer, Dandelion Salad andrewgavinmarshall.com Originally published on Occupy.com October 30, 2013 In Part 1 of the Global Power Project exposé on the Institute of International Finance, I examined the origins and evolution of an organization representing the interests of global banks. In Part 2, I looked at the role played by the IIF and […]

Global Power Project: Connecting Josef Ackermann, the Institute of International Finance and the Euro Debt Crisis, Part 2 by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall Writer, Dandelion Salad andrewgavinmarshall.com Originally published on Occupy.com October 24, 2013 In Part 1 of a Global Power Project exposé on the Institute of International Finance (IIF), I examined the founding the institute as a response by leading world banks to organize and manage their interests in relation to the 1980s debt crisis. […]

Global Power Project, Part 9: Banking on Influence With Morgan Stanley by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall Writer, Dandelion Salad http://andrewgavinmarshall.com Originally published on Occupy.com August 9, 2013 Morgan Stanley, one of the largest banks in the United States, reported a 66% increase in earnings in July over the same period last year. Morgan Stanley had taken more than $107 billion of U.S. taxpayer money through the bailout programs in […]

Global Power Project, Part 5: Banking on Influence With Goldman Sachs by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall Writer, Dandelion Salad http://andrewgavinmarshall.com, July 10, 2013 Originally published on Occupy.com July 13, 2013 Anyone who has paid even minimal attention to the global economic and financial crises gripping the world since 2007 has heard the name Goldman Sachs. One of the largest banks in the United States, Goldman Sachs was […]

Global Power Project, Part 4: Banking on Influence with JPMorgan Chase by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall Writer, Dandelion Salad http://andrewgavinmarshall.com July 3, 2013 The following was originally posted at Occupy.com. In May, JPMorgan Chase was listed as the largest bank in the world with assets at roughly $4 trillion — some $1.53 trillion of it in derivatives. This was reported a month after the announcement that the bank had […]

Global Power Project, Part 3: The Influence of Individuals and Family Dynasties by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall Writer, Dandelion Salad http://andrewgavinmarshall.com June 26, 2013 The following is Part 3 of the Global Power Project, originally published at Occupy.com. The Global Power Project, an investigative series produced by Occupy.com, aims to identify and connect the worldwide institutions and individuals who comprise today’s global power oligarchy. In Part 2, which appeared […]

Global Power Project, Part 2: Identifying the Institutions of Control by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall Writer, Dandelion Salad http://andrewgavinmarshall.com June 19, 2013 The following is Part 2 of my exclusive research series for Occupy.com. Part 1: Exposing the Transnational Capitalist Class The Global Power Project, an investigative series produced by Occupy.com, aims to identify and connect the worldwide institutions and individuals who comprise today’s global power […]

Michael Parenti: Waiting for Yesterday: Pages from a Street Kid’s Life

with Michael Parenti Writer, Dandelion Salad Michael Parenti Blog http://www.michaelparenti.org June 17, 2013 Jane Bouey http://www.coopradio.org/ June 10, 2013 Interview with award-winning progressive political analyst and author Michael Parenti about his new memoir, “Waiting for Yesterday: Pages from a Street Kid’s Life.” Interviewed June 10 by Jane Bouey.

Turkey’s Urban Uprising: The Struggle for Democracy Against Inequality, Oligarchy, Oppression and Tyranny by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall Writer, Dandelion Salad http://andrewgavinmarshall.com June 7, 2013 It began innocently enough, it seemed, when a plan to turn Istanbul’s Gezi Park – located at Taksim Square – into a shopping mall spurred a small group of environmental activists to occupy the park in protest in late May of 2013. Within a […]

Engineering Empire: An Introduction to the Intellectuals and Institutions of American Imperialism by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall Writer, Dandelion Salad http://andrewgavinmarshall.com Originally posted at: The Hampton Institute May 26, 2013 The following is my first original piece for The Hampton Institute, “a working class think tank,” at which I chair the Geopolitics Division. This essay is meant as an introduction to modern American geopolitics, and a reference piece […]

Nestlé CEO Peter Brabeck-Letmathe: “Human Beings Have No Right to Water” by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall Writer, Dandelion Salad http://andrewgavinmarshall.com April 23, 2013 In the 2005 documentary, We Feed the World, then-CEO of Nestlé, the world’s largest foodstuff corporation, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, shared some of his own views and ‘wisdom’ about the world and humanity. Brabeck believes that nature is not “good,” that there is nothing to worry […]

The Road Ahead Is Not An Easy One — Europe 2012 by Gaither Stewart

by Gaither Stewart Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Rome, Italy August 27, 2012 The Rome Radical Left daily, Il Manifesto, recently headed a recent article about European politics (which I have summarized here) with the name of Emile Roemer. The 50-year old Roemer is the leader of Holland’s leftwing Socialist Party (SP), a man almost unknown […]

The Maple Spring and the Mafiocracy: Struggling Students versus “Entitled Elites” by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall Featured Writer Dandelion Salad http://andrewgavinmarshall.com June 3, 2012 It says a great deal about our society when hundreds of thousands of students – already largely indebted, a significant portion of whom live well below the poverty line, who already work what few jobs exist for a generation forgotten before we leave […]